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UTB to license tour guides

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has embarked on a drive to license tour guides all over the country. The drive involves offering free hospitality lectures to all tour guides and also meeting stakeholders like tourism police and tourism officers on how best they can enforce …

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Uganda explores dark tourism potential

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has identified dark tourism as a product it believes will not only help diversify Uganda’s tourism product offerings but also help the younger generation understand the journey of their country. Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | Dark tourism is one that involves travel to places historically …

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Kidnap in the park

American tourist rescued; experts call for Crisis Management Unit Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The kidnap of an American tourist and a guide in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in early April spread jitters across Uganda’s tourism industry. Kimberley Sue Endecott, was one of three guests on an evening …

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Tourists raise safety queries on Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of international tourists have raised concern about their safety while in Ugandan national parks. This follows the kidnap of US tourist Kimberly Sue Endecott from Queen Elizabeth National Park recently. Kimberly was kidnapped by four gunmen alongside a Ugandan tour guide, Jean-Paul …

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Which way, Uganda Tourism Board?

COMMENT | By Amos Wekesa | Yesterday evening at Sheraton Hotel, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) old guards officially handed over power to the new guards…… While sitting at the back with fellow tour operators ,I listened to different speeches. Some speeches were good, others just okay but looks like no one wanted …

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UTB moves to fight escalating tourism crime

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Tourism Board, Stephen Asiimwe is engaging all key players in the tourism sector on possible ways to combat tourism crime as the country eyes more earnings from the sector. “We need to be together in this discussion to deal …

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Uganda named as top destination to visit in 2019

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fodor’s Travel, the internationally-recognized guidebook publisher and travel authority has featured Uganda on its annual Go List as one of the 52 destinations to visit in 2019, according to a press statement issued by Uganda Tourism Board on Dec.10. The Fodor’s website is published out …

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Uganda tourist body estimates 1.7 million arrivals in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is optimistic that foreign visitors to the country may hit the 1.7 million mark in 2018. This will be up from the 1.3 million foreign arrivals in 2017. According to UTB’s chief executive Stephen Asiimwe, the preliminary figures gleaned …

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